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(Biography) John. 1615–62, English theologian; founder of Unitarianism in England
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1. John, 1615–62, English theologian: founder of English Unitarianism.
2. Nicholas, 1786–1844, U.S. financier.
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He had cheated old Wilkins out of his freehold by a trick fit for a pickpocket; he had driven old Mother Biddle to the workhouse; he had stretched the law against Long Adam, the poacher, till all the magistrates were ashamed of him.
Biddle. You are going to denounce Verner from a public platform, naming him for what he did and naming the poacher he did it to.
"And Mother Biddle and Long Adam, the poacher, are not personalities," said Fisher, "and suppose we mustn't ask how Verner made all the money that enabled him to become--a personality."
At the return of peace, Astoria, with the adjacent country, reverted to the United States by the treaty of Ghent, on the principle of status ante bellum, and Captain Biddle was despatched in the sloop of war, Ontario, to take formal possession.
Presently he came to a locked gate labelled "Biddle Stairs," and clambered over to discover a steep old wooden staircase leading down the face of the cliff amidst a vast and increasing uproar of waters.
As he reascended the Biddle Stairs, he heard what he decided at last must be a sort of echo, a sound of some one walking about on the gravel paths above.
For a time he hunted about the island amidst the uproar of the waterfall, looking for the wounded officer, and at last he started him out of some bushes near the head of Biddle Stairs.
Romer's Hansbackerei specified seven Biddle MAT units, for internal and external entrances to ensure the highest levels of energy efficiency coupled with the advantages of improved health and safety as the air curtains overcome the need for physical barriers as well as preventing icing and misting on floors and walls.
Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle, By Stephen Biddle. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004, 312 pages, $37.50 hardcover.
"We teach teachers to use the global language of dance," says Ann Biddle who trains Ballet Hispanico dancers for work in the public schools.
The keynote session, Tuesday, June 27, "A Global Outlook for Plastics Recycling," will feature Mike Biddle of MBA Polymers, Mark Matza of Fortune Plastic & Metal Midwest and Robert Render of Maine Plastics, who will field questions from moderator Brian Taylor, Recycling Today's editor, and session attendees in an interactive roundtable format.
THE SOURCE: "Seeing Baghdad, Thinking Saigon" by Stephen Biddle, in Foreign Affairs, March-April 2006.